‘Lack of equipment with security forces allow Taliban capture Dand-i-Ghori’
PUL-I-KHUMRI: (Pajhwok): The shortage of equipment forced security personnel to make a tactical retreated and allowed the Taliban to capture the Dand-i-Ghori locality in southern Baghlan province, an official said on Friday.
Ferozuddin Amaq, the provincial council member told Pajhwok Afghan New, security forces had captured the area from the Taliban during Khursid 20 military offensive, but it was lost again to the rebels on Thursday.
A unite of Afghan National Army (ANA) had evacuated their base without resistance due to the lack of equipment, while another unit stained in the province did not provided support promptly.
Meanwhile, the Taliban Spokesman Claimed 31 security policemen surrendered to the group in Dand-i-Ghori.
Earlier, Heavy clashes erupted overnight between security forces and Taliban militants on the outskirts of the provincial capital of northern Baghlan province, with the rebels capturing some areas, officials and residents said on Thursday.
The clashes broke out in Dand-i-Shahabuddin and Dand-i-Ghori localities of Pul-i-Khumri, the capital city, after the insurgents stormed security forces posts on Wednesday night, an official said.
Police Chief Brig. Gen. Mohammad Ewaz Naziri told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban captured some areas and security forces launched an operation codenamed “Navida” to retake the captured areas.
Naziri did not say if Dand-i-Ghori was lost to Taliban, but the rebels had apparently captured most of its parts.
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